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Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has spoken out on signing the contract extension with Bucks.
Antetokounmpo could have become a free agent after 2020/2021 season, however, nearly a month ago, he signed a five-year, $228.2 million extension with Bucks after several reports suggested that he could leave the franchise.
Speaking in an interview with ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth, the Bucks star said: “I didn’t want the pressure. Not me, personally; I can deal with pressure.
“I didn’t want the pressure on my teammates and my coaching staff… Going out there and losing a game, and people are talking about ‘Oh, he’s leaving. Oh, he’s staying. Oh, they didn’t play well. Oh, he’s out of there.’ That’s adding more pressure to what we’re trying to accomplish here. The goal is to win a championship.”
“Everybody wants that story, that storyline, that drama,” continues Giannis. “But that’s not me. I really want people to just leave me alone. To not even talk about me, just let me play basketball.”
source – SLAMOnline